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funding for to the contrary provided by... >> this week on to the contrary, the obama administration comes out for gay marriage. then, are majority female unions being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles? behind the headlines former network news anchor carole simpson on racism and sexism in the media. >> hello i'm bonnie erbe welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, gay marriage. in a move this week with implications for the 2012 presidential race, the obama administration says it will no longer defend the defense of marriage act or doma. the act defines marriage as only available to a man and a woman. it denies marriage based federal benefits to same sex married couples. u.s. attorney general holder deems the 15-year-old federal law unconstitutional. the decision is caution quite a stir on capitol hill with some republicans calling it political. during his 2008 presidential campaign, president obama said he did not support the right of gay couples to marry. and now he reveals his positio
on "to the contrary:" first lady michelle obama gets frank about her family's faith. then, new research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. behind the headlines: why every little girl wants to be a princess. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the first family and religion. some americans want the obamas to set the record straight about their religious beliefs and practices. this week mrs. obama said the first family participates in church and has a spiritual life. she also said the president prays daily and often consults ministers by phone. but mrs. obama would not disclose whether she has a spiritual adviser. despite many proclamations about being christian, president obama's religion has been debated nationally since he became a canned kate date for national office. just last summer, one in five americans believed he was a muslim and close to half of americans were unsure about the president's religious beliefs. only 34% believed the president is christian. a
in a move this week with implications for the 2012 presidential race, the obama administration says it will no longer defend the defense of marriage act or doma. the act defines marriage as only available to a man and a woman. it denies marriage based federal benefits to same sex married couples. u.s. attorney general holder deems the 15-year-old federal law unconstitutional. the decision is caution quite a stir on capitol hill with some republicans calling it political. during his 2008 presidential campaign, president obama said he did not support the right of gay couples to marry. and now he reveals his position on the issue constantly evolving. same sex marriage is legal in five states and the district of columbia. genevieve wood, what if any effect will this have on the presidential race in 2012? >> well, despite president obama being an evolving president on this nowhere were voters have the opportunity to state level have they voted to redefine marriage. i think he is on the opposite side of voters. >> and i think it is more of an issue as to whether or not this will come up a
. this week, president obama unveiled his proposed 2012 budget. his goals are cutting the deficit and stimulating job growth. in a one-on-one interview with white house senior advisor valerie jarrett, she says america's place in the global economy is also paramount. >> we want to be able to out innovate, out educate, out build the rest of the world. our competitions no longer here between democrats and republicans. our real competition is global. the president says, let's get rid of programs that don't work also invest in the future. and what's the biggest impact on women, children, families, the biggest single impact in your view of the president's budget? >> as you know i chair the white house council on women and girls, it was created by president obama to make sure that every single federal agency was focusing on what it could do to improve the lives of women and girls. the president's budget in every department touches the lives of women and girls so there isn't a single impact, it's everything from investing in early childhood education to investing in family planning, child
Search Results 0 to 14 of about 15 (some duplicates have been removed)